2 days on the GR221 – Mallorca’s Dry Stone Route

Tossals verds hostel GR221 Serra de Tramuntana

We had a recent holiday in lovely Mallorca and for a couple of days of that I headed into the mountains, to walk two days / two sections of the Serra de Tramuntana, along the GR221 ‘Dry Stone Route’.

It was really hot for both days. That probably sounds obvious but it was actually hotter than usual, according to a couple of folks I talked to on the trip: around 36 degrees or so on both hikes.

Pretty hard work on the long stretches above the tree line. That lone spotted vulture riding the thermals above me just added to the sense of adventure.

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An old mates meander – Greenfield to Marsden

Greenfield Marsden Hike

There’s a saying something like ‘life is what happens when you’re making plans.’ (John Lennon?) For my walking compadres and I this weekend, life certainly happened whilst we weren’t looking. It snuck up and whisked away lots of years from us. You might know that feeling too? Yikes. How could this be the first hike out together in around 22 years? I … Keep reading >